Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own.” – Former President Barack Obama
Described by Billboard Magazine as a visionary composer and producer, Karsh Kale today is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. His career has gone through many avatars over the past 20 years as he jumps between the various roles of being a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/ remix artist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, film composer, as well as a band leader and curator all with equal ease. He has produced Five internationally released solo albums (Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Cinema, Up), and a collaborative album with Anoushka Shankar called ‘Breathing Under Water.’
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Laswell, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and many others. Over the past decade, Karsh has been invited to perform at many prestigious venues and festivals around the globe and was recently invited to perform at the White House in 2013 and was introduced by Former President Obama himself. He has become a noted composer in the world of film and has also made his forward thinking artistic presence felt on TV shows like the Cannes Award Winning show like The Dewarists, in which Kale featured in 2 seasons as well as popular shows such as Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2 and MTV Sound Trippin Season 2. He also curated a special set featuring musicians from across the NH7 Weekender Festival to present a finale set that left his audience asking for more at each edition of the Festival in 2013.In 2014, His work was placed at Smithsonian Museum in Chic In 2016, he got to curate the finale at each edition of Wanderlust Festival across the US. Be it with his live ensembles, or as a world-renowned producer, Karsh Kale continues to push the boundaries of music in many directions as well as continues to be one the most sought after collaborators of his generation.